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National Railway Museum

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For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum. Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating history in York's only National Museum. Explore our giant halls full of trains and railway legends...more
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Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
+44 844 815 3139
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Reviewed today via mobile

Museum fantastic. Cafe was awful. Bacon & sausage batches were cold & staff were too busy to heat up. Take your own sandwiches. Don't eat there.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed today via mobile

I'm not even a train 'enthusiast' and I found this museum to be one of the best! Staff are so passionate about the history and this comes across in their story telling. Great cafe and restaurant on-site. It's also free!!! (donations welcomed and worth it!)...More

Thank Chad F
Reviewed today

Well thought out, well put together displays. Some wonderful milestones from rail history. Staff were friendly and helpful. The displays are excellent and I particularly like the uncategorised collection items. You know all museums have them and yet so often you can't see them. 10/10...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful static exhibits of engines from the Rocket to the Eurostar via the Mallard and the Evening Star and views into the Royal Trains are just some of the items displayed. A truly fantastic day out for anyone.

Thank David190343
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

brilliant place to visit very interesting great for families your couples you can spend a few hours or all day and it is free to get in.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not a fan of trains but I was shocked by how interesting and authentic this museum is with full size carriages. This is a free museum but I would have happily paid an entrance fee. Very informative and superb for all ages!

Thank lisa a
Reviewed yesterday

My mother and I decided to stop into the National Railway Museum briefly and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There's lots to see but it doesn't take that long to see most everything. My favorite part was the hospital train section from WWII. It was...More

Thank amykcampbell23
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent series of exhibits, often showing the relevant context - hopefully this won't change in the reported review being undertaken. Too many museums want to show "relevant context" at the detriment of actual exhibits. HOWEVER, as this is a "free" museum I really, really, do...More

Thank Hatt
Reviewed yesterday

This was a return visit after some years. Plenty to see and read. The highlight is Mallard. Enjoyed seeing a demonstration of the turn table operating. Unless you have no interest in railways and steam engines this museum is worth a visit especially since it...More

Thank Darryl L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I remember coming here as a child and being able to look into more carriages and engines. A great job has been done extending the place, although everytime you turn round there seems to be another cafe area.

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linda l
22 August 2018|
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Response from Anne-Marie D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a lovely cafe.
Racheal C
26 July 2018|
Response from David E | Reviewed this property |
Don't think it's air conditioned (that would be a -huge space- to cool!), but the buildings have very high ceilings, which will help
14 July 2018|
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Response from MJTMJN | Reviewed this property |
When we visited last week admission is free but the suggested donation is £5. Also, there is a car park right opposite the museum but not sure how much it was.